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Dragon Age: Origins

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This is the install using the Origin downloader to download and install the game, and even to launch

Application Details:

Version: Origin Downloader install.
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc6-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation via Origin (including xpac & dlc)
  • Registration
  • Launcher
  • Config utility
  • Video/cut-scenes
  • Audio
  • Game

What does not

  • Nothing noted


What was not tested

  • Most of the game (just character creation/tutorial/starting area - no issues after video fix applied)
  • Xpac Awakening
  • DLC content

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

* Version is the Ultimate Edition * Graphics set to max * Origin/Dragon Age installed to a 64bit prefix * Black video fix required: winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled * Origin safe mode required for download to complete: Origin -> Application Settings -> Advanced -> |x| Safe Mode Downloading * Origin crashed occasionally, just restart Origin and the download/install will finish eventually * By default the audio was disabled. To enable, start the config utility (DAOriginsConfig.exe) Audio -> uncheck "Disable Sound" Nvidia Driver: 346.72 (GeForce GTX 670) Kernel: 3.16.7 KDE 4.14.8

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro LinuxJan 20 20183.0-rc6-stagingYes Yes YesBronzekarenmcd 
CurrentopenSUSE 13.2 x86_64Jun 21 20151.7.45Yes Yes GoldFeldspar 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 30 20151.7.43Yes Yes SilverNicholas O'Connor 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20121.4.1Yes Yes GoldEmmett Hendrick 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
33362 Dragon Age Origins texture replaced by black NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Workaround for keyboard bug when losing focus

If you go on another desktop and then come back to Dragon Age window, you should notice keys on keyboard don't work anymore.

In fact, wine thinks the keys Crtl and Alt are still hold.

The workaround is simple : hit crtl key, then alt key with focus on Dragon Age window : the keyboard should work again

If you are affected by this bug, please warn Wine team about it on wine bugzilla :

Bug 33553

HOWTO stop the flickering / black movies

If you see black screen or flickering during the cutscenes or/and on the main screen, you will need to run winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled

If you are affected by this bug, please report it on the wine bugzilla to help Wine team to solve it : Bug 22383

For 64 bits Users

In order to install the required components for Dragon Age DLC's, you will have to create a 32 bits wineprefix and install everything there (Dragon Age Origin included).

To create your 32 bits prefix : WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winecfg

To start winetricks in that prefix : WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winetricks

To run Dragon Age from this prefix : WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix wine /path/to/DragonAge/daorigins.exe


If you experiment any bug listed above, or any non listed bugs, please report it to wine bugzilla, specifying your wine version :

This will help wine team to solve them.


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Regarding Origin Downloading
by Nicholas O'Connor on Monday June 1st 2015, 14:16
From the email I received when submitting my test data:

"I was going to test this game the other night but I am unable to get Origin downloader to work.
How did you get it to work?"

If you're unable to get Origin to log into the service or download anything, you're affected by the decision made by ca-certificates maintainers to remove the "GTE CyberTrust Global Root" certificate. Please see bug 35828, comment 12. (